How To Build Your Reputation And Authority As A Designer


How To Build Your Reputation And Authority As A Designer

Whether you are just starting out in the design business, or you have been around awhile but few people have ever heard of you, there are potentially great benefits to growing your reputation and establishing yourself as an authority in your field. The global design community is an amazing network that is becoming increasingly accessible … Read more…

How Much Do Standards And Trends Dictate Your Web Design?


How Much Do Standards And Trends Dictate Your Web Design?

Near the end of 2009 and on into the first months of the new year I have seen a number of articles and blog posts discussing web design trends, with reviews, discussions about the good and the bad, and predictions for what will happen in 2010. As technologies advance, new languages develop, and limitations decrease, the possibilities of what can be done in web design expand to amazing proportions, opening the door for innovation and inspiration beyond anything we have seen to date.

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The prospect causes me to begin wondering if web designers will actually walk through that door and begin to create web sites that shatter the previous accepted methodologies, limitations and standards, or if the majority will continue to look to a few innovators and safely follow suit. This post aims to challenge the modern day web designer to break out of the box – both literally and metaphorically – to begin creating genuinely unique and ground-breaking designs.

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